Well, here we go again—more Monk Parakeets, this time on a substation near the intersection of Royal and Marsh in Dallas, Texas.

Once again, I found this colony based on a tip I received from one of my readers. The bright green birds were frequently seen coming and going over her front yard. After identifying the general location, finding a likely electrical substation was not difficult!

Monk Parakeet - Royal

When I first arrived there was very little parakeet activity going on. I spotted one intrepid parakeet keeping watch at his communal nest’s front entrance. The many other nests at this site appeared to be unoccupied.

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Soon, however, a large group of parakeets returned to the substation and everything was quite raucous from that point on!

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Monk Parakeet - Royal

Observations Details

County Dallas Dallas - Royal and Marsh
City Dallas
Date Sep 22, 2013
Time of Day Midmorning
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Commercial-Industrial/Warehouse
Type of Behavior Nesting
Gender Mixed
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Monk Parakeet Observation Location